• After spending eternity on the diet no no list, chocolate is finally getting the break it deserves. Dark chocolate is packed with antioxidants that fight heart disease and lower blood pressure. Plus, it tastes damn good! So go ahead, have dessert on your diet.

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  • That morning cup of joe does more than wake you up. The extra boost of caffeine can jump-start your metabolism, and coffee has been proven to prevent diabetes, cancer and strokes. Having a Starbucks on every corner just got even more convenient.

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  • Even a girl on a diet has to hit happy hour every once in a while. Just order a glass of red wine, which is loaded with antioxidants and resveratrol. That tricky r- word protects blood vessels and adds to the vino's heart-healthy ingredients.

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  • That low-cal breakfast just got a lot yummier! Bacon gets a bad rap considering that almost half of it is fat. Don't let that scare you:Bacon is made up of monosaturated fat, which lowers cholesterol and helps dieters lose more weight.

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  • In the day of skim-nonfat-skinny lattes and soy-mania, dieters won't dare touch buttermilk. The truth is that buttermilk has 98% less fat than cream, and beneficial digestive bacteria.

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  • If you hold the movie theater butter, popcorn is the perfect diet snack. New studies show that the food is loaded with antioxidants and is the only snack that's 100% whole grain (since foods only have to be more than half whole grain to be marked as such on the package). The extra fiber will also leave you satisfied and full, keeping those cravings at bay.

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  • Cheese packs an essential protein punch. Loading up on low fat cheese in between meals is a healthy alternative to deceptive supermarket snacks like 100 calorie packs that are mostly empty carbs.

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  • Nutella is famous for it's chocolate-hazelnut flavor, but the spreadable treat counts lecithin as a major ingredient. This soy extract protects your bones and gives you tons of energy with high amounts of protein and calcium.

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  • 9. Nutella

    Nutella is famous for it's chocolate-hazelnut flavor, but the spreadable treat counts lecithin as a major ingredient. This soy extract protects your bones and gives you tons of energy with high amounts of protein and calcium.
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